Northern Ireland: Experts Reveal Alarming Figures -- Doctors See Huge Increase in Sexual Diseases
January 24, 2011
A new documentary, set to broadcast on Jan. 25, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Victoria Hospital's Genito-Urinary Medicine (GUM) clinic and details the rise in STDs in recent years in Northern Ireland.
According to data presented in "The Pox Doc," syphilis is up 142 percent, genital herpes 7 percent, genital warts 11 percent, chlamydia 12 percent, and gonorrhea 31 percent. The clinic treats more than 10,000 patients annually.
Sunday Life (Belfast Telegraph)
01.23.2011; Gail Henderson
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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